What Time Is It In Birmingham?

What is the current time in Birmingham, Alabama

The current time in Birmingham, Alabama is

3:44 PM

The date is May 28, 2023

Quick facts

  • Birmingham is 5:00 behind GMT right now
  • Birmingham's time zone is Central Time

What Time Zone is Birmingham, Alabama In?

Birmingham is in Central Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to CT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: CST and CDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In CT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 4:44 PM 3:44 PM 1:44 PM 1:44 PM
24-hour time 16:44 15:44 13:44 13:44
Military time 1644 1544 1344 1344

From the Magic City Art Connection in the spring to the Birmingham Bowl in the winter, Birmingham offers a unique experience in each season. The city's climate is mild in the spring and fall, hot and humid in the summer, and cold with occasional snow and ice in the winter. Birmingham's traditions and events are unique to the city and cannot be found anywhere else in the state. The city is also home to several historical monuments and tourist traps, such as the Civil Rights Institute and the Birmingham Zoo, which are within a short driving distance. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Homewood, Vestavia Hills, and Mountain Brook.


  • Average temperature: 60-75°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions/events: Magic City Art Connection, St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 80-95°F
  • Climate: Hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions/events: Sloss Music and Arts Festival, Birmingham Restaurant Week
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions/events: Alabama State Fair, Greek Food Festival of Birmingham
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 30-50°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow and ice
  • Unique traditions/events: Birmingham Bowl, Vulcan Park and Museum's Annual Lighting of the Vulcan
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Birmingham, located in the state of Alabama, is situated in the Central Time Zone (CT). It is six hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 60 miles away, and it is in the Eastern Time Zone (ET). The travel time to the nearest states, Georgia and Tennessee, is around two hours by car. Birmingham's neighboring cities include Hoover, Vestavia Hills, and Homewood. If someone were to drive from Birmingham across America, it would take approximately 30 hours. Learn more about traveling to Birmingham and explore its rich history and culture.

Nearest Counties | Corresponding Zip Codes --- | --- Jefferson County | 35203, 35204, 35205, 35206, 35207 Shelby County | 35007, 35043, 35114, 35124, 35147 St. Clair County | 35004, 35096, 35125, 35146, 35173 Blount County | 35031, 35049, 35068, 35121, 35133 Walker County | 35010, 35019, 35053, 35062, 35063

City Distance (miles) Drive Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,166 43.32 -2
White House in Washington D.C. 703 14.06 -1
Denali National Park 3,308 66.16 -4
Las Vegas Strip 1,578 31.56 -2
Citizens Bank Park 862 17.24 -1
Niagara Falls 716 14.32 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,329 46.58 -2
Yellowstone 1,238 24.76 -1
Manhattan 942 18.84 -1
Grand Canyon 1,424 28.48 -1

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Birmingham change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 12:07 AM 00:07 0007
Chicago Illinois Central Time 11:07 PM 23:07 2307
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 9:07 PM 21:07 2107

Fast Facts About Birmingham

What time zone is Birmingham in?

Birmingham is in the Central Time time zone

What is Birmingham time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Birmingham is offset by -5:00.